Opening: Friday, 30 June 2023, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition: 1 July – 9 September 2023
Venue: Persons Projects, Lindenstr. 34 and 35, 10969 Berlin
Persons Projects extends a warm invitation to visit our summer exhibition The Helsinki School Perspective. It will be presented in both gallery spaces Lindenstr. 34 and 35 and will feature a selection of artists from the Helsinki School who were pivotal at the beginning. The exhibition is dedicated to the historical aspect and shows how these artists used the photographic process as a voice for abstraction and a tool for interpreting our emotional landscapes. The Helsinki School platform was created by Timothy Persons in the 1990s and was inspired by his own experience with the Open Studio Concept that was popular during his graduate studies in the mid-1970s in Southern California. It grew to become the most extended sustainable educational platform of its kind consisting of 6 generations of selected MA students originating from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. There are more than 180 monographs and 6 volumes of the Helsinki School book to evolve from this program. This exhibition is curated to reintroduce a new perspective on the conceptual roots that the Helsinki School was built.